A study this year of 300,000 prisoners released in 1994 found that within three years:
67.5 percent were rearrested (up from 62.5 percent in 1983), almost all on felony or serious misdemeanor charges.
46.9 percent were reconvicted for a new crime.
25.4 percent were resentenced to prison for a new crime.
51.8 percent were back in prison for a new sentence or for a technical violation of their release.
Rearrest rates were highest for property crimes such as burglary.
The rearrest rate for violent offenders was 61.7 percent, up slightly from 1983.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, 15-state survey